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DISTANT, a. [L., standing apart.]

1. Separate; having an intervening space of any indefinite extent. One point may be less than a line or a hairs breadth distant from another. Saturn is supposed to be nearly nine hundred million miles distant from the sun.

2. Remote in place; as, a distant object appears under a small angle.

3. Remote in time, past or future; as a distant age or period of the world.

4. Remote in the line of succession or descent, indefinitely; as a distant descendant; a distant ancestor; distant posterity.

5. Remote in natural connection or consanguinity; as a distant relation; distant kindred; a distant collateral line.

6. Remote in nature; not allied; not agreeing with or in conformity to; as practice very distant from principles or profession.

7. Remote in view; slight; faint; not very likely to be realized; as, we have a distant hope or prospect of seeing better times.

8. Remote in connection; slight; faint; indirect; not easily seen or understood; as a distant hint or allusion to a person or subject. So also we say, a distant idea; a distant thought; a distant resemblance.

9. Reserved; shy; implying haughtiness, coldness of affection, indifference, or disrespect; as, the manners of a person are distant.



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DISTANT, a. [L., standing apart.]

1. Separate; having an intervening space of any indefinite extent. One point may be less than a line or a hairs breadth distant from another. Saturn is supposed to be nearly nine hundred million miles distant from the sun.

2. Remote in place; as, a distant object appears under a small angle.

3. Remote in time, past or future; as a distant age or period of the world.

4. Remote in the line of succession or descent, indefinitely; as a distant descendant; a distant ancestor; distant posterity.

5. Remote in natural connection or consanguinity; as a distant relation; distant kindred; a distant collateral line.

6. Remote in nature; not allied; not agreeing with or in conformity to; as practice very distant from principles or profession.

7. Remote in view; slight; faint; not very likely to be realized; as, we have a distant hope or prospect of seeing better times.

8. Remote in connection; slight; faint; indirect; not easily seen or understood; as a distant hint or allusion to a person or subject. So also we say, a distant idea; a distant thought; a distant resemblance.

9. Reserved; shy; implying haughtiness, coldness of affection, indifference, or disrespect; as, the manners of a person are distant.

DIS'TANT, a. [L. distans, standing apart.]

  1. Separate; having an intervening space of any indefinite extent. One point may be less than a line or a hair's breadth distant from another. Saturn is supposed to be nearly nine hundred million miles distant from the sun.
  2. Remote in place; as, a distant object appears under a small angle.
  3. Remote in time, past or future; as, a distant age or period of the world.
  4. Remote in the line of succession or descent, indefinitely; as, a distant descendant; a distant ancestor; distant posterity.
  5. Remote in natural connection or consanguinity; as, a distant relation; distant kindred; a distant collateral line.
  6. Remote in nature; not allied; not agreeing with or in conformity to; as, practice very distant from principles or profession.
  7. Remote in view; slight; faint; not very likely to be realized; as, we have a distant hope or prospect of seeing better times.
  8. Remote in connection; slight; faint; indirect; not easily seen or understood; as, a distant hint or allusion to a person or subject. So also we say, a distant idea; a distant thought; a distant resemblance.
  9. Reserved; shy; implying haughtiness, coldness of affection, indifference, or disrespect; as, the manners of a person are distant.

Dis"tant
  1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.

    One board had two tenons, equally distant. Ex. xxxvi. 22.

    Diana's temple is not distant far. Shak.

  2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.

    The success of these distant enterprises. Prescott.

  3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

    He passed me with a distant bow. Goldsmith.

  4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

    Some distant knowledge. Shak.

    A distant glimpse. W. Irving.

  5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.

    Syn. -- Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight; faint; indirect; indistinct.

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Distant

DISTANT, adjective [Latin , standing apart.]

1. Separate; having an intervening space of any indefinite extent. One point may be less than a line or a hairs breadth distant from another. Saturn is supposed to be nearly nine hundred million miles distant from the sun.

2. Remote in place; as, a distant object appears under a small angle.

3. Remote in time, past or future; as a distant age or period of the world.

4. Remote in the line of succession or descent, indefinitely; as a distant descendant; a distant ancestor; distant posterity.

5. Remote in natural connection or consanguinity; as a distant relation; distant kindred; a distant collateral line.

6. Remote in nature; not allied; not agreeing with or in conformity to; as practice very distant from principles or profession.

7. Remote in view; slight; faint; not very likely to be realized; as, we have a distant hope or prospect of seeing better times.

8. Remote in connection; slight; faint; indirect; not easily seen or understood; as a distant hint or allusion to a person or subject. So also we say, a distant idea; a distant thought; a distant resemblance.

9. Reserved; shy; implying haughtiness, coldness of affection, indifference, or disrespect; as, the manners of a person are distant

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